'''Southern Illinois University''' is a public research university located in Carbondale, Illinois
, United States. Founded in 1869, SIU is the flagship campus
of the Southern Illinois University
The university is known as '''SIU Carbondale''' (so as not to be confused with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
), but colloquially as '''Southern Illinois University''', '''SIU''', or Southern.
The University is categorized as an RU/H Research University (high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education